ANTIDOTE #1: LINE UP YOUR PRIORITIES
If you want to find time for the important things in life, you have to line up your priorities. This is taught repeatedly in the book of Proverbs. We have to decide what is important, clarify our values, and then we have to make choices. Just read today’s verse as an example of many we will study.
We all have the exact same amount of time – 168 hours a week. The bad news is that next week you are not going to have any more time than you did this week. We are all hoping that next week we are going to have 5,000 hours so we can catch up with the work we didn’t get done this week. But the fact is, you’re only going to have the same amount of time next week as you did this week.
So, the only thing that can change is how you manage it, how you use it. You cannot save time, you cannot stretch time, you cannot add time – you just have to manage it. Your life will be shaped either by your priorities or by your pressures. If you do not decide what is important in your life, other people will gladly do that for you. They will pressure you into their mold.
This godless society in which we live has many ideas for your life, many plans for your life, and many ways for you to spend your time whether you are gifted at it, whether you want to do it, whether it is God’s will for your life. Let’s examine our priorities, even today. We will study this thought in greater detail tomorrow but for today, are you shaped by your priorities or your pleasures?